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For the Blue.Green.Fusion webcasts, Lee gathers research from a wide variety of sources including interviews, corporate literature, meetings, site visits, Internet searches, newspapers, newsletters, newspapers, and reports. She scripts and storyboards each episode. Then she shoots, edits, uploads to the Internet, summarizes, tags, and distributes the video via social media.
Lee addressed food desert and urban gardening. But first, she presented news headlines from the Des Moines Register, New York Times, Washington Post, and various periodicals that relate to agrigulture, biofuel, food, public transportation, and renewable energy policies.
She also commented on the activities of public figures like Norman Borlaug, Chet Culver, Terry Branstad, Bill Stowe, Catalin Tutunaru, Mike Gabus, etc. Lee tied the concept of the food desert to Des Moines using a map to point out the geographic and public transportation challenges as well as financial challenges that serve as barriers to good quality, organic, affordable nutrition.
Lee announced several opportunities for citizens of Des Moines to meet, discuss, learn, and address these issues with each other and policymakers. Finally, Lee emphasized the need for personal responsibility and motivation in the form of entrepreneurship opportunites and free enterprise through urban gardening and the creation of informal farmers markets.